Types of cupping

Benefits of cupping therapy include increased circulation, elimination of stagnant blood, sedation of the nervous system, stimulation of the digestive system, and removal of lactic acids and toxins from the muscles.  Additionally, cupping is also effective against depression, lethargy, anxiety, body aches, high blood pressure, and chronic joint conditions.

Types of cupping

Wet or Hijama

As it is known in the Middle East is a therapy that uses disposable plastic cups which  are applied to the areas of treatment, left on for a few minutes then removed.  After which small scratches are made to the skin with a disposable lancet and then the cups are placed back on the treatment area for a second time.  This second step may be repeated. 

Dry cupping

Is done with glass cups that are sterilized after each use or silicone cups.   Dry cupping used the negative pressure created by the vacuum of the cup draws up skin, subcutaneous tissue and muscle layers a few millimetres into the cups and encourages blood flow. 

The cups can be left in one place on the skin or moved around as part of massage cupping. The treatment can be utilised to influence the movement of bodily fluids such as lymph fluid, venous drainage and the reduction of stagnant flow.

As the treatment uses negative pressure it lifts up muscles and tissues rather than pressing down on them like in conventional massage, it enables the treatment to massage tissues from the inside out. This has beneficial effects on muscles, fascia and skin as well as influencing the deeper organs.

Gliding cupping

 Also known as massage cupping. This is done by applying an oil to your skin as to allow the cup to move freely, causes ease of gliding and less skin pinching. Gliding cupping stimulates your relaxing parasympathetic nervous system, releases relaxing and soothing substances from your body, such as endorphins.

Gliding cupping is helpful for stress relief, muscle spams, lymphatic drainage and stimulating your immune system, plus stimulating the blood circulation by increasing the surface skin circulation. 

30 minutes $75

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Consultation

Initial consultation 30 min: including filling forms and getting an initial physical exam and assessments – 70$

Over the years, toxins from the environment, processed foods, and chemical additives, accumulate in our blood, tissues, and muscles. Detox cupping helps to drain excess fluid, loosen adhesions, and encourage blood flow to stagnant tissues to discharge waste. Circulation is increased and harmful toxins are eliminated through the lymphatic system.

50 minutes Wet cupping: $120

Consultation with treatment: $140

Dry cupping

Magnetic cupping – 20 min -$60 (per area –knee, foot, back or shoulder)

Foot cupping – 30 min – $85

Dry cupping 30 min – $85

Dry cupping 50 min – $110

Kinetic cupping – 30 min – $110

Pediatric Care

Decompression cupping 30 min- $70

Lymphatic draining 30 mins – $70 (choice of head and neck, back, front of body)

Destress gliding: 45 mins – whole body $110

Dry Needling - $120

50-Minutes

Dry Needling is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points on your body, to various depths. Dry Needling is most commonly used to treat pain.

$120

Acu-Cupping - $165

50-Minutes

The combination effects of both acupuncture and cupping in one fully therapeutic treatment.

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